Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Southerly Migration (Poem 288)

immeasurable poppies 
recline in 
a dull breeze   snapshot 
of flora capturing decades
of caterpillar teachings

fog of lavender 
and fortunate mint
settles in the veins
wringing sentiment 
from reserve   uttering

hushed secrets to enduring 
life's commitment to 
innovation   declining 
to return   deciding instead 
to ally with wild birds 
on their southerly migration

(c) 2014, by Hannah Six